• Product Information

New Product SUPERYUPO Double "FRBW" launched from September 1

Innovative synthetic paper suitable for double-sided printing using oil-based ink for paper!

August 24, 2020

From September 1, 2020, YUPO CORPORATION (Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda, Tokyo; Masashi Watanabe, President, "Yupo") will market the "SUPERYUPO Double" (grade: FRBW) grade for oil-based offset printing suitable for double-sided printing using oil-based ink for paper.

"SUPERYUPO Double" is an innovative synthetic paper that retains YUPO's core characteristics of outstanding durability, water resistance and suitability for printing, while allowing double-sided printing using oil-based ink for paper without having to use special synthetic paper ink. The product is part of the YUPO GREEN Series that is blended partially with plant-derived biomass resin, which helps reduce CO2 emissions.

* Image from pamphlet
* Images are for illustration purposes

Background

In Japan, the majority of offset printing methods is said to use oil-based ink, and since its foundation YUPO CORPORATION has continued its pursuit of research and development into "creating synthetic paper that can be printed with oil-based offset printers."

There are problems where the synthetic resin that is the main raw material of YUPO affects the solvents contained in oil-based ink, so the use of oxidative polymerization-type "synthetic paper ink" was required. To overcome this, "SUPERYUPO" was developed and went on sale in 2002 using oil-based ink for single-sided paper, and is regarded highly for use in applications like outdoor posters. Yet in double-sided applications, there were issues with pictures on the front side showing throw to the back, meaning YUPO's high level of print reproducibility could not always be achieved.

The new "SUPERYUPO Double" product applies novel technology relating to the penetration of ink, which reduces pictures showing through to the other side. This is the first time ever that YUPO can be used to achieve beautiful double-sided printing even with oil-based ink for paper. The result is that it can cut down costs for purchasing synthetic paper ink and time required for replacing ink. With the need to achieve a high level of productivity with fewer workers due to the reduction in the working population, YUPO has been enhanced to enable double-sided printing while retaining current printing equipment and materials.

Yupo will develop this product for various applications that use general paper as "'print media that is strongly resistant to water' capable of double-sided printing with offset printers using paper ink." With a sales target for FY2024 set at 800 tons, it will be marketed as a product "capable of doing more than paper" as a way of contributing significantly to the development and value-adding of the printing industry that has been our goal since our founding.

New product: SUPERYUPO grade: FRBW

Excellent quick-drying synthetic paper YUPO suitable for double-sided printing using oil-based ink for paper without having to use synthetic paper ink.

Product features

  1. 1.Oil-based ink for paper suitable for double-sided printing

    It can be printed on using oil-based ink for paper in the same way as conventional SUPERYUPO, without requiring replacement of synthetic paper ink.

  2. 2.Outstanding quick-drying ink

    The same quick-drying characteristics as conventional SUPERYUPO can reduce the time required for delivering printed material.
    The drying time is approximately 40% shorter compared to conventional double-sided printing (ULTRAYUPO) using synthetic paper ink. (ULTRAYUPO: 5 to 7 hours, SUPERYUPO Double: 3 to 4 hours)

    • * Varies depending on printing conditions.
  3. 3.Sharp print quality unique to YUPO

    Print reproducibility is almost the same as coated paper.

  4. 4.Blended with biomass resin that can help reduce CO2 emissions

    Part of the YUPO GREEN Series made partially with plant-derived biomass derived resin that can help reduce greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions.
    Some of the fossil fuel-derived resin, which is the main raw material, is replaced with plant-derived biomass resin.

Expected applications

Various applications that use paper of 110 μm~300 μm thickness

* Images are for illustration purposes
kaisersosa67/Teenager girl with Compass Reading a Map in the forest/gettyimages
* Images are for illustration purposes
* Images are for illustration purposes
* Images are for illustration purposes

Product overview

Product name YUPO GREEN Series, SUPERYUPO double
Grade FRBW 110, 130, 150, 200, 250, 300
Thickness 110 μm 130 μm 150 μm 200 μm 250 μm 300 μm
Product features
  • Synthetic paper YUPO, an oil-based ink for paper suitable for double-sided printing using a planographic offset printer.
  • Outstanding quick-drying for shorter turnaround time.
Printing method Compatible with oil-based offset printing (oil-based ink for paper)
Product applications Various applications that use paper of 110 μm to 300 μm thickness
Availability CD546mm×MD788mm, CD625mm×MD880mm, CD636mm×MD939mm, CD788mm×MD1091mm
Test sample Products are avairable in CD636mm×MD939mmsize. Please contact us if you would like to receive a test sample.
Start of sales September 1, 2020 (Tue)
Sales target 800 tons in FY2024
Notes SUPERYUPO (FRB) and OY Coated (VAFW) are planned to be migrated to SUPERYUPO Double when stocks are depleted.

Inquiries about this product

YUPO CORPORATION

Head Office, Sales Department (Tokyo)

West Japan Branch (Osaka)

West Japan Branch Nagoya Sales Office (Nagoya)

West Japan Branch Fukuoka Sales Office (Fukuoka)

  • * "YUPO," "SUPERYUPO," "ULTRAYUPO," and "YUPO GREEN" are registered trademarks of YUPO CORPORATION.